Kenneth: As Nelda said... maybe you could try it out. I think it's exactly what you're looking for. I think the developers are much too busy with other things for them to be spending time on this, especially as there are such strong views against it for some reason. Making it an option would solve this problem, but, as I said, they seem to be very busy.
Melanie: Yes, Kenneth was asking about some kind of marker to show where the subject of the profile sits in the birth order. The good news is that my extension does that. Here's one example:
Surely that's easier to read and understand than the current horizontal lists?
And another small point (Melanie), you're talking about the profiles of people with many children being too long if the list is vertical, but it's exactly those ones that are the most difficult to read when they're listed horizontally. With only one or two siblings, a horizontal list isn't so bad, but the long ones are really confusing.
(And before anyone says... "But Charles is not a 'Brother of... 5. Charles' ", I know that. And you know that, too, so... maybe we're OK. )